Surging Saints defense playing its part in 10-game win streak (1 Viewer)


By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer

NEW ORLEANS -- Why should the New Orleans Saints' offense have all the fun?

The Saints' defense, which has been surging over the past three weeks, reached its peak in Thursday night's 31-17 victory against the rival Atlanta Falcons.

They forced four huge turnovers -- including two of them when Atlanta had gotten inside New Orleans' 3-yard line. They had a season-high six sacks. And they stopped the Falcons twice on fourth downs.

My, how far this Saints defense has come since Week 3, when they barely survived a 43-37 overtime thriller at Atlanta.

"For us, we know this team will go as far as the defense takes us," Saints defensive end Alex Okafor said. "We know what the [Saints] offense is going to provide. They're dynamic, they can put up 30 every game. So the X factor is going to be how well the defense can play. And so far we've gotten better each week this year, and I'm just proud of this group." ...

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